Last night I was on the phone with my mom when Ashley told her that she wants to get on an airplane with her and go to Paraguay. Then she kept telling her to come visit and it was cute the way she asked my mom to come. Anyways as you can imagine my mom is planning on coming to get her again! We told her that January is the best time so Tim could spend time with her over Christmas Break and Ashley is very excited about it. Today she got mad at me because she wanted to go inside a friend's house when we were just dropping something off so she said " Mama Cristi, Paraguay, Ok Mommy, Ok, No silly, Paraguay, Paraguay" I laughed so hard. I could not believe that. Later I thought of reasons to go that Ashley might think of when she thinks of Paraguay and here are a few that I came up with.
Mama Cristi let her wear pants with her dress on the top of it on her way to Paraguay. She looked pretty funny and she thought it was the most fashionable outfit.
She doesn't look too happy in this picture but I just wanted to mention about her "Chita" meaning Chocolate Milk. Ashley drinks about 4 cups of it everyday and Papa Luis (Grandpa) made sure, every single day, that she had her "Chita" even if that meant going to the store late at night or early in the morning. She got the special kind and when one day she ran out of it I made it with milk and chocolate powder and she yelled "I want Chita" and didn't take it. I said " Sweetie we are going home pretty soon and remember that's how I make your Chita there. Thanks Mama Cristi and Papa Luis for the gallons of Chocolate Milk. She misses it!
Ashley got her hair done every week by my sister Nancy ( she is not the one in the picture) at her salon. She loved to have her hair washed and done. As a matter of fact she loved being there and playing with all the things she found there including writing on her couch with pen. Oh no!! My sister never complained!!!
She went to school every morning and met tons of kids. She was very famous and known as the Exchange Student or the International Student. They all loved her and she loved them all. By the way she was the youngest student too. Another advantage she had was that whenever she wanted to quit being in the classroom she went to hang out with my siblings or my mom and got to play there with them until she decided to go back to class. During recess she went to the cafeteria and got whatever she wanted to eat. Towards the end of her trip she didn't want to wear the uniform anymore and she was allowed to wear her favorite pink dress which at the end became her uniform. She loved her dance class and music class.
She enjoyed playing in the pool table with her cousins and friends.
Food!!! Ashley really liked the food there. Sweet treats and steak where her favorites. I am pretty sure she remembers her snacks there:) and the meat she had there!
In the afternoons she danced with Cristi and Mama Cristi and if you know something about Ashley you know she loves to dance! and especially latin music; it's in her blood:)
This is how spoiled she was there! All her cousins love her to pieces and did anything to make her happy. I know Ashley misses them and they miss her.
Of course I can't forget the bowl of candy that aunt Karina prepared for Ashley. No wonder why Ashley left her classroom and went to visit her. Aunt Karina truly knows how to spoil her nieces and nephews.
This is how she looked after school. I am sure you can tell that she had tons of fun.
Now I don't wonder anymore why she wants to go there. It's very obvious to me:)